Fresh, Bright & Soothing Living

I see this and I just want to re-do my entire house. Simple, fresh and soothing. Edgy and interesting — all with a relaxed feel. But it really just comes down to the space being decluttered (farewell unnecessary stuff!) and the light floors. (Yep,  similar floors are moving into our master bedroom this year. I crave a calm bedroom).

Take note of the pretty vignette in the back of the room.

Also, pay attention to the emerald color on the old door glass. A little goes a long way.

Busy, busy times over here. School finals, parties and graduations x 3 kids. Summer officially starts for us on June 22nd. Can’t come soon enough!

Finally, HAPPY, HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all wonderful Dads and Dads in training out there!

 Warm hugs to everyone!

Images: Inspiration and image 1-2 via Purple Area. Image no. 3 via The New Yorker.
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  • I’ve been so crazy busy I could use some of your calm space. Love leather chairs!

    Enjoy your weekend Mon!

  • Victoria Athens says:

    I love the serenity of these images. Sounds like your life is anything but serene right now. Have fun.

  • Delishhh says:

    Love the top picture! Happy Father’s Day!!! Lot of hugs!

  • Very calming, soothing and inviting. Nothing like a tonal room to calm you down……I am always drawn to them too! We are so busy here too….I do feel like things are calming down a little bit which is a nice reprise…its been a crazy nonstop month and I can relate to the hectic schedule and feeling like that gerbil on the wheel who can’t quite keep pace sometimes…….cheers to calm and peace and a happy summer!

  • Love the pictures and the joke- too funny! hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  • Charlotta says:

    Yes just beautiful Mon!
    Loving the green glass in the doors. Quirky edge to an otherwise calm and soothing base.
    Limed floors get double ticks in my book. Can’t wait to see your bedroom transformation.
    Puss hej

  • Love the cartoon, Monica!!
    The home is beautiful, and it is very decluttered. I wish I could do a sweep like this one.
    I hope that you have a lovely, yet busy I see weekend, precious lady.
    Happy Friday.

  • Franki Parde says:

    Well…I’ve started the “de-clutter”…love letters from 50 years ago….gone, etc. (just not forgotten) They are just things after all.. :( franki

  • Tracey says:

    That first room I am completely crushing on. Happy summer !!!!

  • haha loved the free tech support! that bedroom is heavenly gorgeous. I adore the branches {btw I’ve tried at home and couldn’t create such a beautiful arrangement, it’s not easy haha} have a fabulous weekend, darling!

    caroline @ patagonia gifts and jewelry

  • Monika,
    I love the vignette, wish we could see it up close…I’d love to study the details. Such a pretty room.
    The cartoon is too true! Happy Father’s Day to all the dad’s in your life.

  • Joe Clarke says:

    Splendid! LOVE the floors.

    The New Yorker cartoon is too funny!

    Happy weekend, Mon.


  • come re-do my entire house like this, please. it’s calm but i’m so sick of beige which can make wood work and objects feel tired and grandma-in-a-bad-way. i crave fresh bright whites and some contrast.

    gonna be in chicago the last weekend in june–come join me and some girlz at the waldorf astoria!

    smiles to you.


  • As much as I love this house, I would never get anything done if I lived in it! It is just lovely and soothing, all I would want to do is lay about reading and napping. :)

  • Like you, so Fresh, inviting…… Love the door and the cartoon was just like icing on Dad’s Cake. Maryanne xo

  • Mon! I love these fresh and clean simple white rooms, it makes me want to change everything about my home too :)

    I hope you are having a fantastic weekend my friend,

    Nancy xo

  • Carmella says:

    So calm! Am drawn, lately, to the look of to-the-floor bed spreads. This one looks lovely. So simple. Also? Love it when the room is just wide enough for a small tables flanking the bed. Always find good stuff, here, Monika!

  • Ahhh, so tranquil and lovely! If it weren’t for the gorgeous green, it would almost feel like the photos have been taken with an old black and white camera.

    Hope you’re doing well and finding some time for yourself, lovely Mon!

    Hugs hugs,
    Meera xx

  • casey says:

    That first image is so dreamy. Just had to pin it! Thanks, Mon!

  • Gotta love a white interior, just so fresh and clean. They are like black and white photos.

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